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Get Vitamin B-12 for proper red blood cell formation

Vitamin B-12 exists in several forms and contains the mineral cobalt, therefore it is also called cobalamin. A water-soluble vitamin, Vitamin B-12 plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system and the formation of red blood cells in your body. Naturally bound to protein in foods, Vitamin B-12 is released by the activity of hydrochloric acid and gastric protease in the stomach. This process is eliminated when a synthetic Vitamin B-12 is consumed.

How does Vitamin B-12 work?

Free Vitamin B12 then combines with intrinsic factor, a glycoprotein secreted by the stomach's parietal cells, and the resulting complex undergoes absorption within the distal ileum by receptor-mediated endocytosis. Click here to learn more about the importance of Vitamin B-12 and here to how to optimally consume it.

Vitamin B-12 has been used to treat pernicious anaemia, a serious type of anaemia that is due to vitamin B-12 deficiency, found mostly in older people. It is also used to treat memory loss; Alzheimer’s disease; improve mood, energy, concentration and the immune system. It is also used for heart disease, diabetes, depression, mental disorders and AIDS patients. Look at iprice’s offering on Vitamin B-12 supplements now!

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We at iprice want our customers to always be healthy which is why we offer you the widest range of Vitamin B12 for you and your family. Click here to know more about this vitamin.

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Vitacreme B12 Vitamin B12 Regenerative Cream PLUS + at 253.00 HKD from My Princess
Vitacreme B12 Vitamin B12 Regenerative Cream PLUS +
HK$ 253.00
My Princess
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Clinicians Vitamin B12 Oral Drops at 89.00 HKD from HealthPost
Clinicians Vitamin B12 Oral Drops
HK$ 89.00
HealthPost
[15ml] Clinicians Vitamin B12 Oral Drops provide the methylcobalamin form of Vitamin B12. Each drop supplies 50mcg of Vitamin B12.Cyanacobalamin is the most commonly supplemented form of Vitamin B12. It is usually supplemented orally or as an intramuscular injection. However, nutritional problems, enzyme defects and pathological changes to tissues can all impact on the way in which cyanacobalamin is processed in the body. Oral forms of Vitamin B12 supplements have been shown to be as effective as injection forms, as the cobalamin is absorbed through the mucosal lining of the mouth. Evidence indicates that Vitamin B12 from methycobalamin is utilised more efficiently than any other form of Vitamin B12.Methycobalamin has also been shown to stay in tissue longer than other forms of Vitamin B12. Signs of Vitamin B12 deficiency include: numbness, a sensation of pins and needles, a burning sensation in the feet and sometimes diarrhoea.
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Blackmores Vitamin B12 Tabs at 63.00 HKD from HealthPost
Blackmores Vitamin B12 Tabs
HK$ 63.00
HealthPost
[75 tablets] Blackmores Vitamin B12 helps metabolise and convert food to energy, maintaining healthy red blood cells. Vitamin B12 supports the healthy functioning of all cells of the body, and plays a critical role in energy metabolism. It is essential for red blood cell production and is also required for folic acid metabolism.The only dietary sources of vitamin B12 are animal foods such as organ and muscle meats, so vegetarians and vegans may benefit from supplementation.Others who may benefit from vitamin B12 supplementation include people with coeliac disease or other gastrointestinal disorders, pregnant women, and older people.Benefits: Supports the formation of healthy red blood cells Supports the conversion of food into energy Supports the metabolism of folic acid (folate) Small, easy-to-swallow tablet
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Solgar Vitamin B12 at 146.00 HKD from HealthPost
Solgar Vitamin B12
HK$ 146.00
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[100 tablets] Solgar Vitamin B12 has been trialled and is proven to provide effective B12 nutritional support, as well as being ideal for the elderly or anyone with impaired digestion or on stomach acid reducing medications (as these interfere with B12 absorption).These great tasting dissolvable tablets are designed to dissolve easily in the mouth for optimal Vitamin B12 absorption. Vitamin B12 is vital to support the nervous system, cardiovascular health, memory and cognitive function and blood cell production. It is recommended to take a B complex supplement when taking single B vitamins to ensure a balanced intake.Vitamin B12 is part of a group of essential nutrients known as the B Complex. It supports energy metabolism and promotes a healthy nervous system. Along with Folic Acid and Vitamin B6, it supports heart health by promoting healthy levels of homocysteine. B12 is required for the normal development and regeneration of red blood cells, which help to deliver oxygen throughout the body. In addition, B12 is involved in DNA synthesis and renewal.
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Swissbel Vitamin B12 Cream+ Moisturizing Cream 1.69oz, 50ml at 249.00 HKD from Cosme-De
Swissbel Vitamin B12 Cream+ Moisturizing Cream 1.69oz, 50ml
HK$ 249.00
Cosme-De
Swissbel Vitamin B12 Cream+ Moisturizing Cream 1.69oz, 50ml Swissbel Vitamin B12 Cream+ Moisturizing Cream is a light, advanced moisturizing Vitamin B12 cream PLUS+ visibly hydrates, tightens, reduces wrinkles and fine lines, rejuvenates, smoothes new and old scars, reduces redness, uplifts and firms the face and neck to rebuild skin's youthful and healthy appearance. The upgraded unique formula helps empower skin, repair skin's moisture barrier. Skin looks and feels happier, healthier. Oil-free.100% Fragrance-free. Paraben-free. Non-comedogenic. Dermatologically tested. Clinically proven.A unique process created by Swissbel Laboratory Dermatology, with the enriched ingredient Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) delivers a new customized action on the skin needs. It contains valuable vitamins and other substances specially selected for anti-ageing properties. Its effect is visible from the first application. Intensely regenerated and deeply revitalized, skin glows with captivating radiance. Sublime beauty and youth.This enriched formula combines with natural Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, that goes to the skin's hydration needs and soothes skin from sensitive and pressure. With ingredients Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane, Salicylic Acid (BHA), Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Provitamin B5, delivers a new customized action on the 'life factors' responsible for the key signs of aging (wrinkles, loss of firmness, radiance and moisture, and unevenness of skin tone), based on individual skin needs. Intensely regenerated and deeply revitalized, skin glows with captivating radiance. Sublime beauty and serenity radiate from within. Ideal for daytime use.

Vitamin B12, feeding your body with nutrients that it needs

One thing that the doctor would recommend you to take even though you are as healthy as a horse are vitamins. These vitamins are packed with essential nutrients that your body needs in order to work properly. Some of the famous vitamins include Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and also Vitamin K. Some are water soluble which are needed more frequently as they do not stay in the body while the others best friends with water. Not all vitamins are found in the racks of your local drug store as some can be in your food – fruits, vegetables, potatoes, grains, milk and dairy products. With that being said, the vitamin that we will be discussing today is Vitamin B12, a family member of Vitamin B.

Vitamin B12, what is it?

Vitamin B12, as the name indicates, is a part of the Vitamin B complex and just like the other Vitamin B, this particular vitamin is directly involved in energy metabolism and other related biological processes. However, this is where their ties end.

  • Vitamin B12 can be stored in your body while most of the other vitamin B do not.
  • Other than Vitamin B12, all the other Vitamin B are easily absorbed into your body.
  • Vitamin B12 has the lowest daily requirement compared to all the other Vitamin B.
  • Vitamin B12 is the only vitamin to contain a metal element (cobalt).

Vitamin B12 helps keep your body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and makes up the DNA, the genetic material found in all your cells. The amount of this particular vitamin that you need in your body depends on your age.

  • Birth to 6 Months – 0.4 mcg
  • 7 to 12 months – 0.5 mcg
  • 1-3 years old – 0.9 mcg
  • 4-8 years old – 1.2 mcg
  • 9-13 years old – 1.8 mcg
  • 14-18 years old – 2.4 mcg
  • Adults – 2.4 mcg
  • Pregnant teens and women – 2.6 mcg
  • Breastfeeding teens and women – 2.8 mcg

Getting your Vitamin B12 supplies

Vitamin B12 is naturally found in a wide variety of animal food and is added to some fortified foods. You can get the dose that you need by eating a variety of food which includes:

  • Beef liver and clams
  • Fish, meat, poultry, eggs and other dairy products
  • Certain cereals, nutritional yeasts and other food products that are fortified with vitamins B12.

You can also get your dose of Vitamin B12 from your dietary supplements as it can be found in almost all multivitamins. If you are not sure, you can always check the supplement facts label to determine the amount of B12 that is provided.

The importance of Vitamin B12

When your body lacks vitamin B12, you might suffer from

  • Anemia (having less red blood cells compared to the normal number)
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Energy deficiency
  • Pins and needles (paraesthesia)
  • Heart palpitations and shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • Red and sore tongue
  • Constipation and loss of appetite
  • Vision loss
  • Mental problem like depression, memory loss or drastic behavioural change.

If you think that these symptoms are visible on your or your loved ones, its best to consult your doctor for the right procedures and treatments.

To prevent deficiency of Vitamin B12, you can now get your recommended dose exclusively from iprice.

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